Cruelty-Free Shed Rhino Iguana Lizard Skin - 1/4 oz., Crafting, Art, Nail Art, Science, Wicca, Pagan, Hermit Crab Food

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My female Rhino Iguana, Loki (pictured above) sheds. A lot. She's grown from a youngster that would fit in my hand to an adult the size of your average cat. Being a resourceful and crafty person, I hate to throw away anything as cool as shed lizard skin.

Loki is very pampered and well fed, and is quite fine with her shed being used to fund her shrimp habit!

I've used it to make laminated bags, jewelry, and decoupage. There are many other ways to utilize this beautiful natural material! It's great for adding texture to paper crafts and collage, can be inked to make prints, and is widely used in nail art. It would make a great addition to a student's biology science project, and is considered a powerful symbol of rebirth in the Wiccan and Pagan traditions. Last but not least, hermit crabs love to eat it!

Shed reptile skin is very delicate, like thin paper. It must be carefully handled when crafting, and should be glued to a sturdier support surface and sealed with a material like resin or Diamond Glaze (my favorite for jewelry making). If you want to re-shape it, moisten it with water from a fine mist spray bottle first, gently manipulate it into shape, and let it dry in place before using.

You get 1/4 oz. in this package, approximately enough to cover a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" surface. I will make every effort to include a variety of textures and tones, as well as some spines. If you prefer to receive only flat pieces or those that are lighter or darker, smooth or rough, please let me know and I'll put together a collection just for you.


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